The 8 Best Fusion Restaurants in Vermont!

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Across the Green Mountain State, you’ll find a variety of eateries serving up the very best in fusion cuisine. Time and time again, Vermont’s chefs have shown they have a keen ability to combine all types of foreign cookery. From Cambodian/Thai combinations to a mix of Turkish and Mediterranean, you will find your new favorite food at these top-notch fusion restaurants in Vermont. 

1. Angkor Wat Restaurant, Woodstock, VT

Not only the name of a well-known Cambodian temple but also a restaurant in Woodstock, this eatery offers traditional Cambodian and Thai dishes with a twist—Chef Chy doesn’t use oil to stir fry his ingredients. This results overall lighter plates, and, what is more, everything is made in-house, and many ingredients are locally sourced.

2. Taj-E-India, White River Junction, VT

Offering familiar Indian and Chinese staples, from curries to fried rice, Taj-E-India is a family-owned catering and take out company that specializes in North Indian dishes as well as fusion Chinese items. Check out the Chicken Tikka Masala, the Kadi Pakora Sindhi (dumpling of mixed vegetables cooked in chickpea flour, and a yogurt and mustard sauce), and more.

3. New Kong Chow Fusion, Rutland, VT

Featuring Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine, like egg drop and wonton soup, shrimp chow mein and vegetable egg foo young, curried duck, and Vietnamese Beef Noodle, New Kong Chow Fusion offers a taste of the East in downtown Rutland. They also specialize in fresh sushi and sashimi offerings.

4. Melaza Caribbean Bistro, Woodstock, VT

Guests can choose from tapas and entrees at Melaza. Dishes feature local, seasonal ingredients that are prepared with a tropical spin. Check out this special, and you will get the idea: Seafood "Mofongo"—mashed green plantains with garlic, sautéed shrimp, scallops, and swordfish in tomato base with cured chorizo sausage, and topped with sliced avocados.

5. Tuckerbox, White River Junction, VT

Tuckerbox has been owned and operated by Jackie and Vural Oktay since 2013. Together they bring authentic Turkish and Mediterranean cuisine to the Upper Valley of Vermont. Attempting to convey Tuckerbox as a gathering place for the local community to gather and drink great coffee and espresso, the restaurant also offers pastries and sandwiches.

6. Samurai Soul Food, Fairlee, VT

Samurai Soul Food is a 35 seat neighborhood restaurant in Fairlee, serving fried chicken, noodles, and beer! Combining Japanese, Hawaiian and Thai influences, SSF offers dishes from chicken and waffles to sashimi-grade tuna to Korean tacos to and lamb chili. The dishes that keep bringing people back, though, are the sake mussels and broccoli Pad Thai.  

7. Asiana House, Burlington and Montpelier, VT

At the Asiana House, they specialize in traditional Asian foods from Japan, China, Thailand, and Korea, to create unique fusion cuisine, like Maki, Korean barbecue, noodle dishes, and Bi Bam Bap (sizzling rice, vegetables, egg, and marinated beef) served in a hot stone pot. Don’t forget about a full list of soups and the delicious sushi bar.             

8. Harrimans, West Dover, VT

Touting a “farm-to-table” concept, Harriman’s uses local ingredients for the freshest meats, seafood, fruits, and vegetables to create the most delectable fare. The cuisine is American-Asian fusion with a casual pub fare and unique appetizers. Don’t miss out on live music every Friday and Saturday night and specialty cocktails and craft beers at the bar.

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